Skoda presented its second electric car at the end of January. The Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV is a variant of the SUV Enyaq iV with a roofline that slopes backward and has a sportier orientation. In addition, the Czech Volkswagen subsidiary has announced three more full-electric vehicles, all of which will be positioned below the Enyaq iV series, according to company boss Thomas Schäfer.
The Skoda Enyaq iV and Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV use the parent company's MEB modular electric drive system. Schäfer told Autocar that when it comes to electric cars, priority will be given to a sedan similar in size to the VW ID.3 compact car and a model based on an upcoming variant of the MEB architecture for small vehicles. With the CitigoE iV, Škoda already had a smaller electric car on offer. The Skoda CitigoE iV is based on the VW e-up!, but was only offered until 2020. The entry model is currently quite expensive for the Skoda Enyaq iV, which costs around 34,600 euros.
Last year, the Volkswagen ID Life and the UrbanRebel Concept from Seat's sister brand Cupra previewed the group's first vehicles on a version of the MEB platform adapted for smaller electric cars. The start is planned for 2025, with the VW being the brand's cheapest full-electric vehicle at a price of roughly 20,000 euros. Whether Skoda will make a similar, potentially more affordable offering remains to be seen.
When asked when Skoda will present a model with the MEB platform for smaller electric cars, Schäfer said: "Our colleagues from Seat, Cupra, and Volkswagen are pushing a little harder. So we balance that a bit within the group. An announcement will be made shortly." The Skoda boss said in advance that the small electric car would differ from the sister brands and "is a nice concept that suits Skoda."
While the focus is currently on expanding the electric car portfolio below the Skoda Enyaq iV, Schäfer did not rule out a larger, seven-seater SUV or an electric minivan similar to the upcoming VW ID Buzz microbus could be added later. "Never say Never. It's one step after the other - but we promised that the three models below the Skoda Enyaq would have priority first," said the Skoda boss.
Schäfer did not specify what kind of electric car the third planned series would be. However, according to an earlier statement, a battery-powered station wagon is also likely. Skoda aims for a proportion of fully electric models in Europe of 50 to 70 percent by 2030.